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A Boring Wife Settles the Score

A novel by Marie-Renée Lavoie, translated by Arielle Aaronson.

by Marie-Renée Lavoie, translated by Arielle Aaronson

A Boring Wife Settles the Score marks the return of Diane, the raunchy and entertaining heroine of the prize-winning and bestselling Autopsy of a Boring Wife. Despite the end of her marriage, Diane still has plenty of love to give. Determined not to waste her days — that's just not her style — she finds a job in a daycare and solace in cocktails with her best friend, Claudine, who convinces Diane her love life is not over. Diane wants romance and sees no reason why she shouldn't have it, but she soon discovers, in her typically chaotic and hilarious manner, that for a woman approaching her fifties the task is not so simple as it is for a man. (From House of Anansi Press)

Marie-Renée Lavoie is the author of three other books, including Mister Roger and Me (La petite et le vieux in French), which won Radio-Canada's Les combat des livres in 2012. Lavoie lives in Montreal.

Arielle Aaronson is a translator from Montreal.

Other books by Marie-Renée Lavoie

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